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Farming

Fonterra's China move

Fonterra Dairy giant to spend $1.2 billion on a global partnership with a Chinese company and boosting production capacity here.

What goes on in a sheepdog's head?

sheepdog strap Researchers are using high technology and maths to work out how sheepdogs herd sheep.

Water feedback welcome

cows Northland dairy farmers may soon find they need to apply for resource consents to take water for stock.

Farmers' wage model 'unsustainable'

Helen_Kelly_stap Helen Kelly has told Waikato farmers that a new wage-setting model was needed for farm workers.

Farmer's perfume trick

Southland Times photo A sheep farmer has a penchant for women's perfumes. But, it's not what you might think.

Opinion poll

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Related story: Lochinver Station sale leaves Fed Farmers 'uneasy'

Workplace safety warning

Quad bike safety Worksafe NZ's guidelines for the safe use of quad bikes is more than just wearing helmets.

Keeping rivers clean

Farmers have been too slow to recognise it was time to change their systems but they are changing.

Think outside the square

Trim milk season not a disaster

Landcorp doubles profit

Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden said the past year had been a good one across the board.

Water feedback welcome

Northland dairy farmers may soon find they need to apply for resource consents to take water for stock.

Better calf rearing prospects

Natural Dairy duo convicted

Fonterra's China move

Dairy giant to spend $1.2 billion on a global partnership with a Chinese company and boosting production capacity here.

NZ meat sales hit Chinese TV

tv set Silver Fern Farms wants to add more value to meat after launching prime cuts of packaged beef and lamb onto a televised shopping show in China.

Meat price may disappoint

Sheep and beef farmers warming their hands in advance of better sheepmeat prices have been warned they might be disappointed.

Rare herd for sale

Calves raising revenue stream

White face a premium advantage

Hereford-friesian calves are fetching premium prices in parts of NZ as the annual round of calf sales gets into full swing.

Farmer's perfume trick

Southland Times photo A sheep farmer has a penchant for women's perfumes. But, it's not what you might think.

Intensive farmer

Steve Wyn-Harris has been honoured for his significant contribution to the sheep industry.

Aussies want Shrek's record

Mothering key in the kitchen

What goes on in a sheepdog's head?

Researchers are using high technology and maths to work out how sheepdogs herd sheep.

Conveyor belt snags woman's hair

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Young woman seriously injured after getting her hair tangled at vegetable processing plant.

Seeka profit rebounds

A bumper harvest and new business opportunities help push up first-half profit of the kiwifruit company.

Price of cereal grain buoyant

Northlander takers Young Grower crown

Winegrower conference global affair

Viticulturists, winemakers, and marketers from all over the world will soon arrive in Blenheim.

Black beetle plague concerns

Black Beetle Another dry summer could see Black Beetle numbers soar in Waikato.

Tree crushes teacher

A forestry tutor in Marlborough was rushed to hospital after tree he was felling as part of a lesson hit him.

Kickstarting restoration

Landcorp doubles profit

Farmers' wage model 'unsustainable'

Helen Kelly has told Waikato farmers that a new wage-setting model was needed for farm workers.

IRD warning for dairying

ird Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid high Inland Revenue interest being charged on tax owed for the season, warns a tax expert.

Keep calm and carry on calving

Here is some timely advice as the strenuous demands of calving approach.

Take worries away from clifftops

Cows like to be cool, too

Plantain guru casts light on system

About 80 Taranaki beef and sheep farmers have a new insight into growing plantain.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.